You can call him ‘The Grandson of a Plumber,’ you can all him ‘Dashing’. Some may even call him ‘The Essence of Mustachioed Magnificence,’ while others will remember him as ‘The Star That Left Them in the Dust’. As of last night, you can also call him Ring of Honor World Champion.
Cody (Rhodes) was able to best ROH vet Christopher Daniels in the main event of last night’s annual Best in the World PPV to claim one of the most coveted prizes in all of wrestling. After some interference on both sides, Cody was able to hit the CrossRhodes for the pin.
— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) June 24, 2017
Cody got extremely emotional when he was presented the belt by ROH Ambassador Cary Silkin while being nailed by streamers, a tradition at Ring of Honor shows when fans want to show love for their favorite wrestlers. Cody joins the likes of Samoa Joe, CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Nigel McGuinness, Austin Aries, Tyler Black, Kevin Steen and Jay Lethal to become only the 23rd World Champion in Ring of Honor history.
This is where things get interesting. This means the main event in Long Beach next weekend will be a champion versus champion contest when Kazuchika Okada defends his IWGP World Heavyweight Title against Cody.
Another title change took place earlier on in the show when Dalton Castle & The Boys where able to dethrone Bully Ray and the Brisoces. Check out all of the results from last night’s show out of Lowell, Mass below.
Pre-Show Tag Team Match
Kris Wolf & Sumie Sakai defeat Deonna Purrazzo & Mandy Leon
Tag Team Match
El Terrible & Ultimo Guerrero defeat Matt Taven & Vinny Marseglia w/ TK O’Ryan
Frankie Kazarian defeats Hangman Page
8-man Tag Team Match (Losers must disband faction)
Search & Destroy defeat The Rebellion
Jay Lethal defeats Silas Young w/ Beer City Bruiser
6-Man Tag Team Championship (TITLE CHANGE)
Dalton Castle & The Boys defeat Bully Ray & The Briscoes (c)
ROH World Television Title
Kushida (c) defeats Marty Scurll
ROH Tag Team Championship (Three-way Tornado)
The Young Bucks (c) defeat War Machine and Best Friends
ROH World Championship (TITLE CHANGE)
Cody defeats Christopher Daniels (c)